Turkish President Erdogan addresses Russian and Ukrainian negotiators before their talks in Istanbul. AP
Ukrainian and Russian negotiators held face-to-face talks in Istanbul on Tuesday as Ukraine resumed evacuations from territory occupied by Russian forces and clung on in the besieged city of Mariupol.
The two nations planned to return Wednesday to talks that could produce a framework for ending the war that has imposed an increasingly punishing toll.
President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day meeting — known as Loya Jirga — that brings together politicians, tribal elders and others.
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